Sunday, 10 July 2016

2 weeks to go!

Hi all!

It really is bizarre to think there are only two weeks left to go before the end of term.

It is fair to say that both Miss Clements and I have been incredibly impressed with Year 6's behaviour this term. Generally, post "SATs behaviour" can emerge in early July but this year, the children have shown nothing but respect and politeness to all adults and each other as they did throughout the year. We are indeed a very proud Year 6 team.

Just a little heads up that this week will be quite an intensive Leavers Assembly rehearsal week. We now need to have all musicians bring their instruments and their music. We also need all the children to bring their Leavers hoodies; although it has been made clear to them they can only wear their hoodies during our rehearsals. Finally, we will need our gymnasts to also bring matching coloured tops.

We have been in touch with other schools and hope to be able to have a mini Cricket tournament in the next couple of weeks. We are trying our very best to make it work despite our diary being so full. So keep fingers cross - cricketers may well have their chances to shine either off or on school ground!

We also hope that all the reports found you. Both myself and Miss Clements genuinely enjoyed writing our reports as we were finally given the opportunity to praise all the Year 6s for all their hard work this year. You would have also received the children's SATs results. A few parents have made some queries with regards to the numbers you were given. We would like to confirm that the range is 80-120. 100 being the expected standard for end of KS2. As you can see, the children have done very well indeed. Whatever their results, we made it very clear that it was their sheer determination and work ethic prior and during SATs week that made us so proud of them.

Enough rambling on from Mrs Renier! We wish you all a lovely end of weekend and see you next Thursday at Open Evening.

The Year 6 team.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

3 weeks to go!

As usual, time is racing by with only 3 weeks left until the end of term! 

Unsurprisingly, Year 6 have had a jam-packed timetable, especially with rehearsals for our leavers show! It's coming together really well and we can't wait to surprise you with all the children have been preparing. If your child is part of a musical piece, please could you remind them that they should be practising at home due to limited time we can spend on individual performances at school.

Aside from rehearsals, year 6 also enjoyed a creative writing morning with Camilla Chester recently. We were lucky enough to hear the opening chapter of her new book, Jarred Dreams and then hear about how she developed the plot. After her assembly, the children then had time to write their own stories. On this occasion, we gave them completely free-reign to write a story on whatever they wanted and we were very impressed with the outcome. Perhaps we have some future authors amongst us!

We have also been developing our artistic skills by exploring artists such as Klee and Kandinsky. The children have been reproducing their own versions of some of their famous paintings. We look forward to showing you their work on open evening.

On Wednesday afternoons, year 6 now also take part in the secondary transition sessions. These are a great opportunity for children to explore the differences between primary and secondary expectations and also ask any questions which they may have.

Also a very well done to all the children in Year 6 who took part in sporting events this week. Whether they were successful or not, they all impressed the Crabtree team with their honesty, determination, passion and respect they showed. Mrs Renier and her cricket team were very frustrated with the poor weather which cancelled our long awaited tournament. Mrs R aims to organise an afternoon with another local school in the next three weeks, depending of course on weather and availability of other local Y6 cricket teams!

We will be in touch again soon.

The Year 6 team.